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Portsmouth Times (Newspaper) - July 22, 1970, Portsmouth, Ohio Raindrops Ohio Cloudy with rain and Thursday temperature Thursday in low 80s Low tonight In 60s Official temperature Today 11 68 today's minimum 60 yesterday's maximum 72 Year Maximum 83 mini- mum 71 VOLUME 119 No 105 r For 118 Years A Dependable Portsmouth Institution Home Edition Covering Southern Ohio And Northern Kentucky PORTSMOUTH OHIO WEDNESDAY JULY 22 1970 Two Sections 28 section 1 By JOHN M PEARCE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP The 1 million young people by he controversial year-old vote law have the greatest potential impact in the South and West but the jy of young voters to stay home on election day could dilute their influence significantly Not even partisan political an- GUEST George Brown 71 of 2133 St recieved head injuries when his car mane an unorthodox entry at the home of Amos Vaughters on Monroe St this morning The accident occurred after Brown lost control of his car when he backed from his garage and struck three parked cars He was taken to Scioto Memorial Hospital for treatment of head in- juries No one was injured in the house Story on Page 16 Photo by Orland Leadingham WASHINGTON AP A frightening subplot has been added fo the drama of nuclear prospect of a case atomic bomb Such a weapon is plausible says a congressional study group and the is im- portant in discussing the clear blackmail argument used by the Nixon tion to justify the Safeguard an- missile system Suitcase bombs have been dis- cussed briefly in public by members of the Senate and House Armed Services tees But the study group which supports arms reductions now says suitcase warfare is made posible by development of com- pact lightweight weapons For example a package the size of a portable color sion set could conceal a weapon of Hiroshima the group says It could be carried by one person Introduction of a megaton weapon into a U.S city COLUMBUS Ohio AP The federal cutback in funds for interstate highway tion was to come under attack here today as the Midwestern Governor Conference ended its ninth annual session A resolution asking congress to restore the original lion in federal matching funds for highway construction for the current fiscal year was in- Tuesday by Gov Arch Moore Jr of West ginia The resolution was master minded by Ohio Gov James A Rhodes He said the cutback would cost Ohio jobs and seriously stall several interstate highway projects The Ohio Highway ment was informed last week by the U S Bureau of Public Works that the federal ing funds would be cut from billion to billion plus an additional slash of Jion of carryover funds from the previous fiscal quarter The resolution is expected to sail through to easy passage Nearly all of the 13 governors attending the conference have voiced objections over what one called bureaucratic cutbacks CAB Blocks Bid To End Air Service Portsmouth has successfully blocked the efforts of Allegheny Airlines to immediately service at Scioto County Airport The Civil Aeronautics Board Tuesday denied Allegheny's re- quest for immediate suspension and ordered the airlines to go through channels in seeking the suspension Allegheny had asked CAB to allow it to suspend service until a hearing could be he'd on a permanent pension Allegheny must now continue service until a full hearing is held The board noted that if there were no replacement service Portsmouth would be without airline schedules for the first time since 1957 Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce and city and county officials opposed the sion contending the low volume of traffic generated at the port has been the result of poor scheduling and lack of ad- and promotion by in congressionally allocated funds Two other resolutions both of them introduced by Michigan Gov William G Milliken also were to be voted upon in the final session One would call for the of a national ing where all chemical compounds released into he en- would have to be by companies It would also require ing of each chemical as to its ecological effects prior to being put into use Milliken's second resolution will ask that states form a com- pact so they can have a voice in thermal pollution polices and decisions of the federal ment During Tuesday's session Donald Rumsfeld director of the U S Office of Economic Op- took a verbal lashing from Rhodes and Gov Louis B Nunn of Kentucky who the federal government's antipoverty operations Nunn said the OEO often went for band-aid programs to solve poverty We need thing more h e said Rhodes complained that cal work Ohio must do to fy for federal funds costs more than million a year Other chief executives also Rot in their digs Gov William Guy of North Dakota said the OEO teaches Indians skills for which there are no jobs and Gov Warren Hearnes of souri charged the agency vides legal services to people who would overthrow the Rumsfeld shrugged off most of the complaints saying he did not consider the attacks as criticism A former Illinois man Rumsfeld said he had ilar complaints before taking the job in the Nixon tration a year ago He said he ran into an un- maze of cy in trying to implement some of his ideas But I believe we have a record of tion Inside The Times Page Around Portsmouth 4 Comics 27 Death Notices 14 Editorial Page e Horoscope 9 Markets 14 Sports Television and Radio 9 Women's News 10 f involves a somewhat larger package size no larger than a hi-fi console and weight of half a ton The weapon the panel sug gests could be taken from submarine off the Oregon shore and placed on a river raft transported via automobile to i Chicago hotel room or into a frash barrel in front of the Capitol in Washington The study group said there would be drawbacks to such an operation Enemy agents need a high degree of security communication and timing to carry out their plan But the report says If a na tjon like Red China is such a risk that it would resor to nuclear blackmail by means of a strike at a few U.S cities then presumably it would not be out of line to take seriously a covert attack wilh planted nuclear weapons The study is a compilation of research papers distributed to congressmen by the military spending tee of a group known as bers of Congress for Peace Through Law The committee is led by Sen Mark Hatfield and includes Sen William Proxmire a critic of Pentagon spending Secretary of Defense R Laird seeking to justify the ABM system for defense of ies has told If the Chinese threat came info being as early as 1973 here would be a gap of several Safeguard is not started which the Chinese could threaten clear blackmail against us The congressional study group concedes there may be the pos Red China might op a few intercontinental ballis tic missiles and aim them at American cities But such a possibility is little justification for Safeguard for several reasons including the option of the suitcase weapon the group says Army Offers Help To GI Using Drugs SAIGON AP The U.S Army is frying to get GIs in Vietnam who use marijuana or drugs to turn themselves in and get help The Army promises that hose who do will not be The new amnesty program has been adopted by the 4th In- fantry Division in the central highlands Other U.S units in Vietnam are expected fo try the program which is already in operation at several bases in the United States To date 129 drug users in the 4th Division have turned selves in None has been ished officers of the division say and their names have not been recorded on military police reports of drug investigations Under the amnesty program a soldier may ask for help from any chaplain or provost shal Initially he gets counseling from the chaplain once a week or more often if that appears necessary If counseling alone doesn't work the habitual mari- juana user or drug addict is sent to the division psychiatrist say the new voters will line up overwhelmingly on one side or another when the law takes effect Jan 1 David er director of political research for the Democratic National Committee says his analyses come up with a huge mental question mark The cumulative effect in my guess will be a low percentage in favor of the Cooper said in an interview His view was echoed by Richard M Scammon the fonner Census Bureau director and compiler of the American Votes series who thinks the set leans more toward the Democrats than the rest of the population but not enough to make a difference The Republican National projects Richard Curry didn't SAIGON AP American attacked an- guns 65 miles inside North Vietnam Tuesday after the North Vietnamese fired on an unarmed U.S sance jet the U.S Command announced today It was the first American at- tack on North Vietnam reported in nearly a month A spokesman said neither the Air Force reconnaissance phantom nor its two escorting Phantoms which made the at- tack were hit Damage to the North Vietnamese gun positions was not known the spokesman added A communique said the an- battery was about en miles west of Dong Hoi The last such attack was on June 25 U.S reconnaissance flights over North Vietnam continued after President Lyndon B son ordered the bombing of North Vietnam stopped on Nov 1 1968 Since the bombing halt five reconnaissance planes and four escorts have been shot down over the North and the U.S Defense Department has reported more than 60 ry attacks by American planes Elsewhere in the war dian forces battled a new attack on the highway between Phnom Penh and the country's only oil refinery the U.S Command an- the loss of five more helicopters to enemy ground fire including one in Laos and in South Vietnam and the North Vietnamese stepped up attacks in the northern quarter of South Vietnam Ten Americans were reported killed and 56 wounded during the past 24 hours one of the heaviest 24-hour American tolls in recent months In the biggest action in South Vietnam one American para- trooper was killed and 25 wounded in an North Vietnamese mortar barrage and infantry attack on a borne Division position between Hue and the Laotian border Two helicopters were shot down one trying fo land forcements and the second at- tempting to rescue the wounded crewmen from the first Six crewmen were wounded Eight enemy were known dead in the daylong fight Tuesday In Cambodia the enemy at- tack on a large garrison ing Highway 4 southwest of Phnom Penh isolated the de- fenders of the Kiri Rom plateau as well as threatened the tal's oil supplies from the coast Supplies were being airdropped to the forces at Kiri Rom 50 miles southwest of the capital The highway garrison at Sre is made up of several hundred troops supported by mortars and light artillery It was attacked shortly after 1 and a military spokesman said fighting was continuing venture a guess about his par- ty's potential from the new law Turn out I think is probably going to be the critical he said in an interview There aren't any bench marks for anyone to go on Curry and Scammon ed the law may have ble impact on local elections in university towns Curry said inj his view students will have to be allowed to vote where they go to school because the Census reau considers them residents An Associated Press analysis of the potential impact of the new it is not over- turned by the Supreme Court shows it will swell the age population by at least 6.6 to Page 16 Column 1 GOOD LISTENERS President Nixon listens intently as Secretary of Defense Laird discusses some of the problems faced by the the Mideast Both agreed that the U S will strive to maintain a proper balance in arms through arms shipments to Israel Laird re- emphasized this point in a meeting with Israeli ambassador Izhak Rabin and hinted earlier that the U.S may send troops into the Mideast if necessary to maintain balance Tele- photo WASHINGTON AP aers of a motorcycle gang called The Chosen Few have aeon linked to the underground sale of thousands of sticks of stolen dynamite senators ng terror bombings have been told On at least one occasion told undercover agents they in- to blow up half the city of Chicago gang members ingly provided pounds of dynamite at about for each two-pound stick an Illinois in- testified Charles Siragusa chairman of the Illinois Crime Investigating ommission said two of the three men arrested October as they were delivering the blasting caps and tic explosives were members of the gang He said the third man was a member of a rime syndicate Testifying before the Senate's Investigations subcommittee Siragusa said caches of mite under control of the gang have been seized by police in Hubbard Ohio and in Buffalo where he said sticks of dynamite were taken from two men The Chosen Few cle gang which operates out of Youngstown Ohio was involved with he sale and possession of usa said In separate action Tuesday Turn to GANGS Page Ifi JACK HALL Times Staff Writer The death knell which has beer sounded for the rod and wire mill at Detroit Steel New Boston plant may be pre- mature Reports continue to circulate today that the mill will be sold to a Canadian firm which will continue to operate it j DSC announced earlier this duces a variety of wire products and reportedly would like to ex- pand its operations Charles Carter DSC presi- dent would neither deny nor confirm he reports when con- by telephone in Detroit We would sell it the mill if we can work it A com- pany is looking at it but nothing has been Carter year that the rod and wire mill would be closed Aug 1 for economic reasons The down will affect about 450 em ployes SIVACO r e p o t s say officials have been meeting in Detroit in an effort to iron out details of a lease option on the n i If current reports are true SIVACO Wire Nail Co of Marieville Ontario Canada will purchase the mill and con- to operate it SIVACO Gives Up In SAIGON AP An can soldier tried fo hijack an airliner from Saigon to Hong Kong by threatening the crew with knives today but dered to police after officials foiled his plan by letting the air out of the plane's tires ATHENS AP Arab com- mandos seized a Greek jetliner with at least 61 persons aboard at Athens airport today and threatened to blow it up if the Greek government did not re- lease two Jordanians awaiting trial for a terrorist bombing Stylianos the No 2 man in the Greek regime rushed to the airport control tower with Arab ambassadors as police ringed the Olympic ways Boeing 727 on the runway The commandos armed with machine guns and hand were reported to have demanded the release of the Jordanians within three hours The Aristotle sis from Beirut and the manager of the airline there said most of the jo But there were three Syrians aboard and these may well be the he added The commandos were bly members of the leftist Palestine Popular Struggle Front said a spokesman in rut for the Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine The two Jordanians held in Athens are members of the Struggle Front There were conflicting reports on the number of commandos on the plane which was en route to Rome and the number of other passengers Some sources said there were Turn to SEIZE Page 16 decision to close the rod and wire mill followed thei firm's annual report which re- decreased earnings for The mill was described as a marginal operation Products made in the rod and wire mill include reinforced mesh for highway use mesh used in concrete building con- struction and a wide range of wire Rumors have been circulating for some lime about the future of the building and equipment in the rod and wire close to the situation have been speculating since the an- of the shutdown that the equipment would be utilized rather than abandoned While wire production will end he last of this month it will acquire additional time fo close flown the facility Paul ine soldier tried to persuade j Moore general superintendent the pilot to fly him out of the country The only reported injury in the two-hour episode at Saigon's Tan Son Nhut airport was a rean flight engineer on the Air Vietnam plane who suffered a cut throat as he tried to escape Taken into custody by police and turned over By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON AP I am a political President on told his latest news he intends to prove it over the next 100 days That's about the time left be- fore the November elections Of recent date Nixon has been paying considerable tion to the voting the Middle America where cording to the Nixon battle plan for the 1970 elections the silent majority resides Just Tuesday Nixon an- that in addition to ing Fargo for a ence with five governors he will be going on to Salt Lake City for a meeting with the of the Mormon church and for good measure will be centering with specialists in Denver as he makes his way to and from the Western White House at San Calif It all began last month when Nixon went to St Louis to talk to the U.S Jaycees His audience gave him haps the biggest reception he had since becoming President but more important street crowds in hat normally cratic city were large and en- Nixon followed the Louis an announcement that the best way to help lican candidates this year was make as good a record as possible in Washington The chief executive said hen he had no plans for any partisan speeches during the campaign attention to foreign policy crises was paramount However Nixon earlier his month went to Louisville Ky to meet with governors of 12 be ed by enthusiasts along his roufe from the airport He lowed the Kentucky visit with a jaunt across the Ohio River to Cincinnati for the all star jball game Next will be Fargo to confer with governors of that state South Dakota Minnesota Iowa and Nebraska Then Nixon flies to Utah for the meeting with Mormon ers and io sit through a portion of Salt Lake City's Pioneer Day Stampede before flying on to his seaside villa in Southern California Nixon plans o stay in nia until Aug 3 when he will start back to Washington via Denver He meefs there with di- i rectors of planning agencies j that decide how io parcel out federal aid to police forces and courts Obviously Nixon plans to make more such nonpoliticaT stops on his varied journeys be- now and November He may eren visit New York adelphia Cleveland and to U.S authorities the man dier was identified as Army Pvt George M Hardin Officials said Hardin is 20 and his home is in St Louis Mo They said he apparently had boarded the at Pleiku in the highlands where he is assigned as a meter guard at the Army's Evacuation Hospital The soldier finally walked off the plane with his hands in the air and surrendered The soldier tried to take over the plane just as it landed at Saigon by threatening the pilot copilot and flight engineer with the two knives He allowed the other 63 sengers a steward and a ardess to leave the plane after it came to a s lop but held the crew hostage By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Egypt's semiofficial per Al reported today that President Abdel Nasser's response to the new U.S proposal a Middle East peace negotiations reiterates his long-standing demand for li withdrawal from all occupied territories and the preservation of the rights of the Palestinian refugees The newspaper said the tian reply was being delivered today to Donald C Bergus the senior American diplomat in Cairo The says Egypt seeks peace arid refuses to Al reported reported called that the United Stales proposed a limited cease-fire between Egypt and Israel of at least three months and suggested that Egypt Jordan and Israel find out from mediator Gunnar Jarring what steps would be necessary to ment the 1967 Security Council resolution calling for a peace settlement The paper did not say what Egypt's response fo these was Egypt it always complete Israeli and preservation of rights are basic de- mands for any political solution to the Mideast Al ram said In Tel Aviv meanwhile the Israeli military command de- nied an Egyptian claim that Turn to NASSAU Page 16
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